"Is your ring real?"
Updated: Jul 25, 2022
While dining at a local restaurant with some friends, I noticed a lady at the table beside me rockin' this gorgeous wedding ring. Just as it caught my eye, it had also caught her server's attention and I heard her ask, "Wow! Is that thing real!?"
First off, RUDE! A woman's jewelry is as sacred as her natural hair color, and those questions should never be asked, regardless of how well you think you know that person. Second, I'm sure we can all assume the server was asking if it was a real diamond. But there are an abundance of clear stones out there, so yes that stone was real... a real white sapphire perhaps? Third, who cares? I talk about this all the time, LOVE YOUR JEWELRY. Period. End of story. Someone else's opinion of YOUR ring has absolutely nothing to do with its value and no bearing on its sentiment. Do you need to re-read that? Someone else's opinion of YOUR ring has absolutely nothing to do with its value and no bearing on its sentiment. If that same person saw your brand new Camaro and said "Oh, I don't really care for Chevy's" would you then turn around and feel bad about your car? No, because you wouldn't give a hoot. This is no different.
I'd also like to add, I wear faux "diamond" solitaire stud earrings all the time. I also recently had the center diamond taken out of my engagement ring to have some work done on it and I had Jim (our jeweler) put in a temporary light yellow cz so that I could still wear it. So if you see me and my ring has a yellow stone in the center, it's fake!
You do you.